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Old 11-22-00, 12:38 AM
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Old 11-22-00, 02:36 AM
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It is my opinion that Gettysburg is the only war film that was made with the military historian in mind. It doesn't get muddled with romance, and I believe it takes as little license as possible. Ted Turner wanted to get it right and I think he did. As movies go it is long...but worth it. If you know nothing about the battle you will leave the movie reasonably informed. The acting was good. I say give it a chance. Just my 2 lincolns worth.
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Old 11-22-00, 07:28 AM
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Looking to buy Gettysburg, is it worth it?

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Is the Pope Catholic??? Buy this movie!!! Enough said....



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Old 11-22-00, 04:18 PM
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As a visual experience? Yes, it is worth it.

As a taut war drama? No.

For the record, I am buying it, but I don't even pretend that it is a terrific film.

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I thought it was a rather dull movie. Pretty boring. Only for those really interested in the era. Probably ok (but not good) for history teachers.

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Old 11-22-00, 08:27 PM
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This was one of the films I wanted on dvd ever since I got my player. The fact that I live 30 miles from Gettysburg might have an effect on that, but its worth every penny. Great action, good acting, and a very accurate account of the battle.
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Old 11-22-00, 10:43 PM
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The movie was based in large part on "The Killer Angels", Pulitzer Prize winning historical novel by Michael Shaara. It's an excellent book, not to be mistaken for a tedious recitation of historical events. I haven't seen the movie yet, but I can highly recommend the novel.
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Old 11-24-00, 01:56 AM
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The movie was based in large part on "The Killer Angels", Pulitzer Prize winning historical novel by Michael Shaara.


I would go much farther than "based in large part." It is, in fact, a visual recreation of the novel. Dialogue and action are taken almost verbatim from the novel.



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Old 11-27-00, 11:49 AM
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